Online Recalls and Offsite Storage Requests

Instructions for placing a recall on a book that is currently checked out or requesting material from offsite are the same.

Quick Links


  1. Search for the title you need in BobCat. Check on the "check library holdings (getit)" link. Please note: If the link reads "Available in your library" or "Available in consortium" than you do not need to place a request. You can pick these item up at the lending library.

    Connect to BobCat to search for your title

    Beginning the request

  2. Select "Request" next to the item you wish to recall or request from off-site


  3. You will then be prompted to enter your NYU ID number and password, or your University ID number and the first four letters of your last name*. If your last name consists of three letters or less, you can simply use your full last name.
    *Note: this step is unnecessary if you have already logged in.

    Login Page

  4. Press the "Order" button at the bottom of the page.

    Select your book request

  5. Press the "Order" button again.

  6. We will send you and email once your request is available for pick up.  Please note that Offsite items requested before noon will be delivered the following day (except Sundays).  Offsite items requested after noon will be delivered in two days (except Sundays).  If an item has not been delivered within two days, please contact the Circulation Department.


Contact the Circulation Desk during our scheduled hours at 212-998-2530, or email us at .

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